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Super Not-So-Secret Post

Remember that Dream Job I told you about?

Well, I got it! They announced it today, after I told half my team by accident last week, the day after I found out. I am the worst secret-keeper ever.

I start next month. Somehow, this knowledge has made me far less productive when it comes to my writing goals. I haven’t written a word on the pirate fantasy since I accepted the offer.

Instead, I’m thinking about ridiculous things, like:

  1. I need to update my wardrobe. I’ve been acting like these were the last work clothes I would ever need, and they’re getting a little worn.

  2. How long before my new team hates my guts?

  3. Is that spelled wrong? It is. I’ll have to update that page once they show me how.

The biggest distraction today: the Packers’ win over Dallas yesterday. It’s only fitting that the Cowboys lose a touchdown to the Calvin Johnson Rule after they beat the Lions on a ridiculous face-guarding “pick up that flag” non-penalty.

The Calvin Johnson Rule:

 “If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.” 

Dear Des Bryant: you bobbled the ball. It hit the ground. Not a catch. Thank you, Calvin Johnson, for clarifying this rule in 2010.

This weekend, the Packers go to Seattle. If you’re following me (Edie Montreux) on Face Book, you’ll see my favorite team listed as Seattle. That’s because Seattle is Robbie’s favorite team, and Robbie is my favorite contemporary character so far. Eventually, Robbie will have fans of his own, and I want to own that, but right now: Packers Rule, Seahawks Suck.

Remember this?

I don’t think I have ever been as angry after a football game as I was after that one, and I didn’t even watch it. (Monday Night Football is on way after my bedtime.) The two teams have met since, and Green Bay lost. They may very well lose again. Or they may end up in another Super Bowl.

Another bit of celebration: I joined the Romance Writers of America. That basically means they took my money and sent me links and will hopefully support me if I ever get sued. I plan to join the Rainbow Romance Writers once I figure out how to sign into their website.

To close my Super Not-So-Secret Post, I leave you with this gem:

I think the karma bus driver did just fine–I didn’t need to take the wheel this week. You’re welcome, Dallas.

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